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Manipulating Focus and Color

In This Chapter

arrow Controlling the camera’s focusing performance

arrow Understanding depth of field and other focus factors

arrow Exploring white balance and its effect on color

arrow Investigating other advanced color options

To many people, the word focus has just one interpretation when applied to a photograph: Either the subject is in focus or it’s blurry. But an artful photographer knows that there’s more to focus than simply getting a sharp image of a subject. You also need to consider depth of field, or the distance over which objects appear sharply focused.

This chapter explains all the ways to control depth of field and also explains how to use your camera’s advanced focusing options. Additionally, this chapter dives into the topic of color, explaining such features as white balance, which compensates for the varying color casts created by different light sources.

Note: Autofocusing features covered here relate to viewfinder photography; Chapter 4 focuses (yuk ...

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